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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), also commonly known as the super bug or super germ, is a type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that causes serious infections in people. The spread of MRSA is a high risk for hospitals especially if hand hygiene guidelines are followed poorly. Patients in healthcare facilities are especially susceptible to dangerous microorganisms like MRSA because of weakened immune systems.